Dorothy B. Campbell, 88

MARCH 12, 1924-AUG. 21, 2012

September 08, 2012
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Dorothy Byron (Lane) Campbell, 88, daughter of the late Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. and Dorothy (Byron) Lane, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at The Sylvestery in McLean, Va.

Born March 12, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., she was married for more than 50 years to the Rev. Worthington Campbell Jr., who died Sept. 7, 2004.

Mrs. Campbell attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Mass., and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Vassar College in 1945. She went on to earn a Master of Science in social work from Columbia University in 1954.

She worked briefly as a social worker in New York City before her husband joined the Navy and they relocated to Hawaii. In 1964, the Campbells moved to France, where he served as priest-in-charge of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Nice an overseas Episcopal church often known as "The American Church." In 1968, they returned to the United States to make their permanent home on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mass. However, during the next 30 years, they would travel the world and serve active overseas ministries in Belgium and Southern France. In 2004, they moved to Hagerstown, where Mrs. Campbell was born and raised. She remained there, following her husband's death, until 2007. She then relocated to McLean, Va.

She was a past member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth.

Mrs. Campbell is known by friends and family for her love of animals, especially cats, and was an active volunteer for the Friends of Falmouth Dog Pound. She and her husband also were host parents to baseball players in the Cape Cod Baseball League for many summers, as well as many foreign exchange students. She also was a member of the Falmouth Music Association.

Mrs. Campbell is survived by a brother-in-law, Judge Levin H. Campbell of Concord, Mass.; two nieces, Eleanor Campbell and Holly (Campbell) Ambler; four nephews, S. Scott Goddard III, Preston L. Goddard, Edward Q. Goddard and Levin H. "Lee" Campbell Jr.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Lane Goddard; and a brother-in-law, Stanhope Scott Goddard Jr.

A memorial service will be Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, McLean. The Rt. Rev. David C. Jones will officiate. The graveside committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In memory of Mrs. Campbell, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Foundation of America, 1710 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 ( or Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 (

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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